Beyond the Pale report launch

Beyond the Pale: Cultural Diversity on ASX 100 Boards

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane said the make-up of Australia’s top 100 ASX listed companies fails to reflect the nation’s cultural diversity.Commissioner Soutphommasane made the comments at the launch of a ground-breaking...
Monday 30 July 2018

Avoiding a monocultural bunyip aristocracy

Avoiding a monocultural bunyip aristocracyRemarks at the launch of Beyond the Pale30 July 2018University of Sydney Business SchoolIt’s wonderful to be back at the Business School and back on Gadigal land and I want to also join in paying my respects...
Monday 30 July 2018
Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane present the award to last year's winner, Cohealth Arts Generator Sisters and Brothers Program

Racism. It Stops With Me Award. Nominate today!

The ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ award recognises organisations and individuals that have made an extraordinary contribution to reducing or preventing racism in Australia.“We must continue to counter racism wherever it arises in our society,” said...
Monday 30 July 2018

Talking diversity amid racial hysteria

Talking diversity amid racial hysteriaDr Tim SoutphommasaneSpeech to University of Sydney behavioural economics and applied policy forum on addressing diversityUniversity of Sydney, Sydney, 27 July 2018Check against deliveryThank you to Professor...
Friday 27 July 2018
Commissioner Kate Jenkins and eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant

Technology and workplace sexual harassment

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says technology and online platforms present enormous opportunities to advance gender equality, however they can also be used to subject women to online harassment and abuse.Commissioner Jenkins has...
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Megan Mitchell, BTN Kids Rights Survey

Survey elevates voices of children in Australia

Australia’s youngest citizens will have their voices heard in a national survey.National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling on children and young people in Australia to get involved in the 2018 Children’s Rights Poll.The Poll was...
Wednesday 25 July 2018
Commissioner Edward Santow

Protecting human rights in the era of artificial intelligence

The Australian Human Rights Commission has officially launched a major three-year project examining technology and human rights.The project was launched at the Human Rights and Technology conference in Sydney, attended by more than 400 people from...
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell and his colleagues at NSW Police

Work to begin on anti-racism training for Australian and New Zealand police...

The Australian Human Rights Commission will begin working with the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) with the aim of developing principles and guidelines on anti-racism and cultural diversity training for police.The Race...
Monday 23 July 2018

Cultural backlash and the rise of populism

Cultural backlash and the rise of populismSpeech to Sydney Ideas, The University of Sydney19 July 2018Edited transcriptThanks very much, Jennifer [Barrett] and thanks Pippa [Norris] for giving us such a compelling overview of what things look like...
Thursday 19 July 2018
Photo of 2017 Youth Medal Finalists

2018 Human Rights Awards: Nominate a young person today!

Australia is lucky to have a wealth of young people who are making a real difference on human rights issues – from racism, mental health and Indigenous affairs, to sex discrimination, disability rights and LGBTIQ issues. Each year, the Young Person’...
Thursday 19 July 2018